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Mary’s Well is found just below the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in modern-day Nazareth.
The well was positioned over an underground spring that served for centuries as a local watering hole for the Arab villagers.

The well was renovated twice, once in 1967 and once in 2000. The current structure is a symbolic representation of the structure that was once in use, and surrounds it a small garden.

"Mary's Well" or "Ain Maryam", as the locals call it, had been so named since "time immemorial" and that it provided as the city’s main water source for Nazareth Residents and Traverlers.

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Mary's Well Square Rank #14 of 30 | Type: Historic Sites
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"Nothing to see there"
16 August 2017
It is really sad to see how a very important historical place like this could be neglected and turned into a meaningless site. When I say neglected, I don't mean that it is not clean and not renewed...
"Blessed Well"
05 August 2017
May not have much physical attractions here but the place was being blessed with St.Mary bringing water daily and reminiscence of the message of Jesus birth being echoed.There is St Gabriel Church...
"Not sure what one is supposed to make of this"
25 July 2017
There really is nothing there at Marys Well. Perhaps Christian pilgrims are enchanted by the thought that Mary (perhaps) once used this well, but when we visited we were less than impressed. In fact...
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